They said it best…

We could use up a boatload of superlatives to tell you why Washington is the best place to do business. But we’ll let U.S. News & World Report do the heavy lifting instead. The publication just ranked Washington #1 in its annual Best States report. As reasons for...

All eyes are on Othello.

The world’s largest manufacturer of potato specialties is about to double its footprint in Othello, Washington. McCain Foods USA Inc. has announced plans to invest $300 million in the facility, which will add 170,000 square feet of production space and create about...

Washington’s new power couple.

Broadband access continues to be a problem in rural parts of the country. But Microsoft and the Chelan County Public Utility District may have just killed the proverbial two birds with one stone. The two organizations announced a unique partnership Friday where the...

Life science sector ranked #1.

Washington State may be a bastion for technology innovation, but according to a new report, its life science hub is quietly making some noise of its own. According to CBRE Group Inc.’s new report, “Markets Positioned for ‘Century of Biology’ Report”, the greater...

Pasco lands a big one!

The city of Pasco will be the site of a new 52-acre development along the Columbia River. When completed, the Osprey Pointe project will feature a food and wine hall, boutique hotel, culinary education center and open spaces that can host events, festivals and...

It adds up to a really big hill of beans.

Starbucks has announced that it is getting into the investment business. Its new fund, Valor Siren Ventures, hopes to help a new generation of technology-driven food and retail startups with its $100 million in seed money. That’s just the start for the new fund,...

Let the sun shine!

Yes, the sun does come out in Washington. As proof, the state is getting its second large-scale solar farm project, thanks to a new partnership between Puget Sound Energy and Avangrid Renewables, LLC. Based in Klickitat County, the 150-megawatt project will be the...

That’s a lot of brain cells.

Higher education is still important to Americans. So says the U.S. Census Bureau, which recently pointed out that 35% of citizens have a bachelor’s degree or better. In 1950, that was the same percentage of Americans who had a high school diploma. That’s impressive,...

A recipe for success.

In the world of business, Ellenos Yogurt is about as close one can get to being an actual overnight. The night before it opened for business, the company didn’t even have a name. Finally, the founders settled on a made-up word, combining Hellinic (which means Greek)...
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